Careers at MFHS

Maternal and Family Health Services, Inc. welcomes employment inquiries from individuals who have an interest in working in prenatal and family health and nutrition. Positions may become available at any time, anywhere within our 16-county service area.

With our core values as our guide, Maternal and Family Health Services is fully committed to be an organization that embraces diversity, equality and inclusion; both in our workforce and the communities we are privileged to serve.

MFHS is committed to a healthy work life balance. We offer competitive salary and an excellent benefit package that includes:

  • Medical/Dental/Vision
  • 11 Paid Holidays
  • Generous Paid Time Off
  • Company Matched 401K
  • No Weekends/No Holidays
  • Company Paid Life and Disability

Our current openings include:

Social Work Care Specialist – Lackawanna County
Program Assistant – Berks County
Nutritionist – Northampton County
Nutritionist – Berks County
Specialty Home Visit Nurse/RN
Registered Nurse

SOCIAL WORK CARE SPECIALIST – Apply For This Job 

Maternal and Family Health Services’ programs touch the lives of over 90,000 people each year and empower individuals and families of diverse backgrounds to lead healthier lives. Our mission of empowerment, inclusion, and caring extends to our valued staff as well.  We are better together because of our diversity, recognition of differences as strengths, and commitment to providing a culture of acceptance internally as well as to the people we serve.  

Working to meet the health and nutritional needs of NEPA’s women, children and families with information, education, and quality care, MFHS is currently seeking a Social Work Care Specialist. 

JOB SUMMARY 

This position is responsible for the implementation, screening and referral to treatment for at-risk students and/or adults in the Scranton Area School District and Reproductive Health site and will be based in Lackawanna County.  The ideal candidate will provide education related to reproductive health care to high risk populations; forming relationships with residential and outpatient treatment facilities to provide education related to reproductive services.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned. 

  • Provide screening, brief intervention and referral to treatment (SBIRT) in Scranton schools and Reproductive Health Site to identify youth and/or adults in need of services.  Provide educational materials related to healthy lifestyles such as mental and behavioral health, substance abuse and sexual counseling to promote and improve the well-being of individuals. 
  • Provide brief counseling for all patients who test positive for D&A, provide referral sources and case management to ensure patients are linked to appropriate services.  Case coordination and collaboration with MFHS Therapist, Scranton School District staff, and other agencies to ensure continuity of care and determine barriers or obstacles to care. 
  • Attend high risk meetings for OB patients, coordinate with providers for needed treatment, case manage at risk OB patients to insure they are scheduled and attending necessary appointments to insure a healthy pregnancy and healthy birth. 
  • Coordinate cross referral services between other agencies working within the schools, and among physical, behavioral, healthcare providers and other community resources such as Centers of Excellence (COE) for medication assisted treatment (MAT) programs; to improve overall client outcomes, including follow up for compliance for appointments.  Establish memorandums of understanding (MOU’s) with appropriate organizations to provide education related to reproductive health and related family planning services. 
  • Collaborate with the MFHS Reproductive Health Educator to increase referrals on high school students for SBIRT screenings and additional reproductive health outreach and education opportunities. 
  • Promote the tool – “One Key Question” for pregnancy intention to addiction centers, behavioral health, and community-based organizations working with substance abuse for referral.  Utilize data tracking for reporting.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED 

  • Masters’ Degree/Social Work 
  • 13 years’ experience  
  • Basic concepts and principles of managed care 
  • Knowledge of community resources 
  • Child Abuse, PA Criminal Record & FBI Clearances 
  • Valid driver’s license, current insurance policy and access to a vehicle  
  • Excellent customer service and communication skills 
  • Ability to walk and/or climb stairs 
  • Respond effectively and efficiently in high stress situations and deal with people under adverse circumstances. 
  • Use independent judgement and discretion in dealing with highly confidential information and sensitive situations. 

PROGRAM ASSISTANT – Berks CountyApply For This Job

Maternal and Family Health Services’ programs touch the lives of over 90,000 people each year and empower individuals and families of diverse backgrounds to lead healthier lives. Our mission of empowerment, inclusion, and caring extends to our valued staff as well.  We are better together because of our diversity, recognition of differences as strengths, and commitment to providing a culture of acceptance internally as well as to the people we serve.

Working to meet the health and nutritional needs of women, children and families with information, education, and quality care, MFHS is currently seeking a full time Program Assistant for our WIC (Women, Infants and Children) program in Berks County.

JOB SUMMARY

The Program Assistant is responsible for the collection of data and the performance of screenings for client eligibility determination. The position performs duties to assure the delivery of WIC benefits and nutrition education to eligible clients in accordance with organizational goals and program procedures.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Explain the purpose of the program and provide an overview of what to expect during the appointment. Explain the “WIC Rules” and “Participant’s Rights and Responsibilities”.
  • Verify identification and residency of all applicants/participants; verify income eligibility; ask about voter registration status.
  • Perform and record hematological and anthropometric measurements.
  • Provide and document nutrition and breastfeeding contacts according to policy.
  • Provide food instruments and explain the food list and procedure for use of E-WIC card.
  • Provide and document appropriate and required referrals to clients.
  • Schedule WIC appointments per set guidelines.
  • Attend regular training sessions and updates as directed.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

  • High School Diploma or G.E.D. required.
  • Associates Degree preferred by not required
  • 1-3 years’ experience preferred
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred
  • Child Abuse, PA Criminal Record & FBI Clearances
  • Excellent customer service and communication skills
  • Ability to perform operations with units involved in measuring and weighing
  • Basic math skills such as adding, subtraction, division and reducing fractions
  • Ability to lift 25 lbs. regularly
  • Constant standing, turning, twisting, reaching and sitting for long periods of time
  • Occasional pushing, pulling, squatting and walking

 

NUTRITIONIST – Easton/Northampton CountyApply For This Job

Maternal and Family Health Services’ programs touch the lives of over 90,000 people each year and empower individuals and families of diverse backgrounds to lead healthier lives. Our mission of empowerment, inclusion, and caring extends to our valued staff as well.  We are better together because of our diversity, recognition of differences as strengths, and commitment to providing a culture of acceptance internally as well as to the people we serve.

Working to meet the health and nutritional needs of women, children and families with information, education, and quality care, MFHS is currently seeking a Nutritionist for our WIC (Women, Infants and Children) program in Easton/Northampton County.

JOB SUMMARY

The Nutritionist is responsible for the determination of WIC program eligibility, the prescription of the WIC food package and the delivery and documentation of nutrition education for applicants and participants, according to policy.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Assess, determine, and document WIC medical/nutritional eligibility for applicants/participants based upon current standards and/or according to policy. Assure that income and residency eligibility has been verified.
  • Provide and document group and/or individualized nutrition education for participants appropriate to their needs.
  • Prescribe the types and quantity of foods for participants in accordance with the participant’s medical/nutritional needs and preferences.
  • Provide and document appropriate and required referrals to participants.
  • Assess and record hematological and anthropometric measurements for applicants/participants.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Nutrition from an accredited college or university
  • 1-3 years’ experience preferred
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred
  • Child Abuse, PA Criminal Record & FBI Clearances
  • Excellent customer service and communication skills
  • Ability to perform operations with units involved in measuring and weighing
  • Basic math skills such as adding, subtraction, division and reducing fractions
  • Ability to lift 25 lbs. regularly
  • Constant standing, turning, twisting, reaching and sitting for long periods of time
  • Occasional pushing, pulling, squatting and walking

 

NUTRITIONIST – Berks CountyApply For This Job

Maternal and Family Health Services’ programs touch the lives of over 90,000 people each year and empower individuals and families of diverse backgrounds to lead healthier lives. Our mission of empowerment, inclusion, and caring extends to our valued staff as well.  We are better together because of our diversity, recognition of differences as strengths, and commitment to providing a culture of acceptance internally as well as to the people we serve.

Working to meet the health and nutritional needs of women, children and families with information, education, and quality care, MFHS is currently seeking a Nutritionist for our WIC (Women, Infants and Children) program in Berks County.

JOB SUMMARY

The Nutritionist is responsible for the determination of WIC program eligibility, the prescription of the WIC food package and the delivery and documentation of nutrition education for applicants and participants, according to policy.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Assess, determine, and document WIC medical/nutritional eligibility for applicants/participants based upon current standards and/or according to policy. Assure that income and residency eligibility has been verified.
  • Provide and document group and/or individualized nutrition education for participants appropriate to their needs.
  • Prescribe the types and quantity of foods for participants in accordance with the participant’s medical/nutritional needs and preferences.
  • Provide and document appropriate and required referrals to participants.
  • Assess and record hematological and anthropometric measurements for applicants/participants.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Nutrition from an accredited college or university
  • 1-3 years’ experience preferred
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish) preferred
  • Child Abuse, PA Criminal Record & FBI Clearances
  • Excellent customer service and communication skills
  • Ability to perform operations with units involved in measuring and weighing
  • Basic math skills such as adding, subtraction, division and reducing fractions
  • Ability to lift 25 lbs. regularly
  • Constant standing, turning, twisting, reaching and sitting for long periods of time
  • Occasional pushing, pulling, squatting and walking

 

SPECIALTY HOME VISIT NURSE/RN – Apply For This Job

Maternal and Family Health Services’ programs touch the lives of over 90,000 people each year and empower individuals and families of diverse backgrounds to lead healthier lives. Our mission of empowerment, inclusion, and caring extends to our valued staff as well.  We are better together because of our diversity, recognition of differences as strengths, and commitment to providing a culture of acceptance internally as well as to the people we serve.

Working to meet the health and nutritional needs of NEPA’s women, children and families with information, education, and quality care, MFHS is currently seeking a Specialty Registered Nurse for our Nurse Family Partnership Program in Wayne and Susquehanna Counties.

JOB SUMMARY

The Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) Specialty Home Visit Nurse/RN is responsible for making home visits, providing education and support to at-risk mothers during pregnancy and continuing until the child reaches 2 years of age.  This position will provide support for mothers who have had one or more children, are currently pregnant and at high-risk for poor birth, parenting, and/or child development outcomes.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Develops therapeutic relationships with at-risk mothers, utilize concepts of reflection and motivational interviewing with women and their families.
  • Performs visits, in home or via telehealth, with a focus on at-risk, multiparous women in assigned counties, in accordance with the Nurse Family Partnership model and guidelines and follows the nursing process in implementing NFP into nursing practice.
  • Assesses physical, emotional, social, and environmental needs of women and their families as they relate to the NFP domains and assists women and their families in establishing goals and attaining outcomes.  Develops care plans for clients tailored to clients’ needs, interests, and readiness for change.
  • Provides education, support, and referral resources in assisting women and their families in attaining their targeted goals using a variety of teaching tools and technologies.
  • Consults and collaborates with other professionals to provide services to women and families.  Acts as a resource and client advocate by providing appropriate referrals and facilitating the use of primary care providers and community resources.
  • Formulates nursing diagnosis based on nursing assessment and client goals.
  • Utilizes strengths and needs assessment in conjunction with client goals to formulate client education plans and evaluates client progress toward stated goals and NFP outcomes.
  • Engages in professional development to meet State Licensure and all NFP Nurse Home Visitor competency requirements.
  • Participates in quality improvement efforts.
  • Maintains confidentiality, documents appropriately and completely in a timely manner.
  • Supports policies, procedures, guidelines, and standards of NFP and MFHS.
  • Participates in community coalition in support of NFP and promotes public awareness of NFP as requested/required; and develops and maintains community relationships for referrals.
  • Stays informed of current health care developments to provide safe, quality nurse home visiting services and establishes and records progress toward annual goals.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

  • BSN Degree
  • 3-5 years’ experience in maternal/child health service delivery, nurse home visiting for at-risk mothers preferred
  • Current PA RN License and CPR Certification
  • Child Abuse, PA Criminal Record & FBI Clearances
  • Valid driver’s license, current insurance policy and access to a vehicle
  • Excellent customer service and communication skills
  • General understanding of Home Visitations and Mental Health
  • Knowledge of OB, Pediatrics and Child Development and Growth
  • Ability to walk and/or occasionally climb stairs while carrying up to 25 lbs
  • Must be able to work flexible hours Monday-Friday including some evenings to accommodate client needs

 

REGISTERED NURSE – Nurse Family Partnership – Apply For This Job

Maternal and Family Health Services’ programs touch the lives of over 90,000 people each year and empower individuals and families of diverse backgrounds to lead healthier lives. Our mission of empowerment, inclusion, and caring extends to our valued staff as well. We are better together because of our diversity, recognition of differences as strengths, and commitment to providing a culture of acceptance internally as well as to the people we serve.

Working to meet the health and nutritional needs of NEPA’s women, children and families with information, education, and quality care, MFHS is currently seeking a Registered Nurse for our Nurse Family Partnership Program in Luzerne and Carbon Counties.

JOB SUMMARY

The Nurse-Family Partnership (NFP) Nurse Home Visitor is responsible for providing comprehensive nursing services to women and their families eligible for the NFP Program. Nurse home visitors are responsible for maintaining the highest standards in clinical nursing practice and adherence to the NFP model, and to policies, procedures, guidelines, and standards of NFP and of Maternal and Family Health Services, Inc.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Performs home visiting to women and their families eligible for the NFP Program and in accordance with the NFP model and guidelines, adheres to the nursing processes, and utilizes concepts of reflection and motivational interviewing.
  • Develops therapeutic relationships with up to 25 clients (anticipated case load).
  • Assesses physical, emotional, social, and environmental needs of women and their families as they relate to the NFP domains and assists them in establishing goals and outcomes.
  • Provides education, support, and referral resources in assisting women and their families in attaining their targeted goals using a variety of teaching tools (e.g. books, DVD’s, etc.)
  • Consults and collaborates with other professionals providing services to women and families.
  • Formulates nursing diagnosis based on nursing assessment and client goals.
  • Utilizes strengths and needs assessment in conjunction with client goals to formulate client education plan and evaluates client progress toward stated goals and NFP outcomes.
  • Schedules home (and alternate visits such as telehealth) in accordance with client goals and NFP outcomes, including joint visits with NFP Nurse Supervisor every four months.
  • Accurately assesses, develops strategies, and engages professional development to meet their own learning needs and all NFP Nurse Home Visitor competency requirements.
  • Meets with NFP Nurse Supervisor weekly for clinical supervision and utilizes reflective practice in supervisory sessions, and attends/participates in biweekly case conferences, and biweekly staff meetings.
  • Provides information for timely and accurate data input to the NFP CIS and participates in review and analysis of the CIS reports for achievements and areas for improvement.
  • Participates in quality improvement efforts.
  • Maintains confidentiality, documents appropriately and completely in a timely manner.
  • Supports policies, procedures, guidelines, and standards of NFP and MFHS.
  • Participates in community coalition in support of NFP and promotes public awareness of NFP as requested/required; and develops and maintains community relationships for referrals.
  • Stays informed of current health care developments to provide safe, quality nurse home visiting services and establishes and records progress toward annual goals.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED

  • Associates/Bachelor’s Degree – candidate will be expected to enroll in BSN within 2 years of employment and completion within 5 years
  • Experience in maternal/child health, public health, home visiting preferred
  • Current PA RN License and CPR Certification
  • Child Abuse, PA Criminal Record & FBI Clearances
  • Valid driver’s license, current insurance policy and access to a vehicle
  • Excellent customer service and communication skills
  • Ability to walk and/or occasionally climb stairs while carrying up to 25 lbs
  • Must be able to work flexible hours Monday-Friday including some evenings to accommodate client needs

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NOTE: Open positions will be posted for 30 days, unless otherwise stated. Maternal and Family Health Services reserves the right to fill the position prior to the expiration of the posting period.

Maternal and Family Health Services is an ADA and EEO employer.  Persons representing all aspects of diversity are encouraged to apply.